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Stealth space catapult startup SpinLaunch is raising $30M

What if instead of blasting cargo into space on a rocket, we could fling it into space using a catapult? That’s the big, possibly crazy, possibly genius idea behind SpinLaunch. It was secretly founded in 2014 by Jonathan Yaney, who built solar-powered drone startup Titan Aerospace and sold it to …

Space Travel

Everything you know about space is wrong

Think you know a thing or two about our solar system? Turns out all those space “facts” you keep telling your mates might not be as accurate as you …

Astronomy

A Light Attack Aircraft Fleet: Game Changer or Risky Business?

A new light attack aircraft could provide the Air Force a cheaper, more cost-effective way of dealing with low-end threats — and free up its more …

Military Aircraft

Bigelow Aerospace’s new company will find customers for its space habitats

How marketable is lower Earth orbit?<p>Bigelow Aerospace — the Las Vegas-based company manufacturing space habitats — is starting a spinoff venture aimed at managing any modules that the company deploys into space. Called Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), the new company will be responsible for selling …

Space Exploration

Ice Dancing Short Program at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

United Press International is a leading provider of news, photos and information to millions of readers around the globe via UPI.com and its …

Winter Olympics

High school student invents 'JustinKase' tool that could save lives during shooting

SOMERSET, Wis. — A Wisconsin high school student was inspired by horrific school shootings to invent something that could save lives.<p>Somerset High School senior Justin Rivard invented a tool he calls the "JustinKase" in shop class. Made of steel plates and connecting rods, his device slips beneath …

Nikolas Cruz

Concern grows within Pentagon about Trump's proposed parade

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is growing concern within the US military about the costs of President Donald Trump's proposed military parade and the disruption it could cause.<p>If Trump insists on a military parade through Washington involving thousands of troops, armored vehicles, missiles and other heavy weapons …

Military

The Little Rover That Could

We think you can, Opportunity.<p><i>NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced its 5,000th dawn on a distant planet. It was only scheduled to see 90. But Opportunity's long journey started much earlier, at the height of the space race. With</i> …

Space Science

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

Deng Xiaoping

These Chinese military innovations threaten U.S. superiority, experts say

BEIJING — The Chinese New Year began with the traditional lighting of firecrackers on Friday, but the country's military has been working on incendiaries on an entirely different scale.<p>Over the past year, the nation that invented gunpowder has been rolling out an array of high-tech weapons that …

Military

Pilot forced to make emergency landing after fight breaks out when passenger refuses to stop FARTING

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a fight broke-out when a passenger wouldn't stop FARTING.<p>The Dubai to Amsterdam flight made an …

Airplanes

The F/A-18 Super Hornet Is About to Fly Farther Than Ever Before

New aerodynamic fuel tanks will extend the Navy fighter’s range.<p>America's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet, the backbone of the Navy’s fighter force, is getting new fuel tanks, as you can see in the Boeing artist's depiction above. The tanks are designed to allow the plane to fly and fight farther than …

Military

This footage of sushi twitching on a plate has seriously creeped people out

Poor little fella.<p>Footage of some clam sushi twitching on a man's plate has recently gone viral on Twitter, prompting the question whether it is in …

Viral

12 Monster Planes That Dominate the Skies

Double decker, six engines, wingspans longer than football fields—its amazing these monster planes can even get off the ground.<p>The marvel of flight never ceases to amaze, and the spectacle is that much more unbelievable when the aircraft are longer than Olympic pools, heavier than the biggest …

Aerospace

SpaceX receives approval to launch satellites capable of offering broadband internet

Following the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX has kept celebrations short and is back to work on the next conversion of science …

Space Exploration

What Keeps the B-52 ‘Stratosaurus’ Airborne?

The Air Force just can’t let go of the B-52.<p>In the world of heavy bombers, none has prevailed as long as the B-52 Stratofortress. The Cold Warrior …

Military

World's Largest Plane Could Give Elon Musk The Space Race He's Craving

Billionaires are taking to space the way wistful young men take to the sea in 19th Century novels. Last week, Elon Musk launched his Tesla Roadster …

Space Travel

UN aviation agency warns of looming pilot shortage

Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency …

Aviation

See a single atom in this magnificent photograph

See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That's a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist …

Quantum Mechanics

For The First Time, a Portable Atomic Clock Has Been Used to Measure Gravity

Spoiler: it's still there.<p>Atomic clocks are capable of the most precise physical measurements humanity can make, but because they're so complex, …

Physics

The Army Eyes Getting Into The Ship Killing Business With This Cruise Missile

The service long neglected land-based anti-ship weapons, but its rushing to fill the gap as threats emerge, especially in the Pacific.<p>Kongsberg<p>As the …

Military

Trump plans to privatise International Space Station: report

The Trump administration reportedly wants to hand the International Space Station over to the private industry as NASA is set to expand its …

Space Exploration

One man’s mission to conquer space

Rocket Lab entrepreneur Peter Beck’s recent launch into orbit of Humanity Star drew a barrage of flak. But he remains undaunted<p>Last month, from its base in New Zealand, Peter Beck’s space company, Rocket Lab, conducted its first successful attempt to put satellites in orbit. The launch vehicle, the …

Space Exploration

'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past

<b>The space interloper 'Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion years.</b><p>That is the conclusion of new Belfast research that has examined in detail the light bouncing off the cigar-shaped asteroid from outside our Solar System.<p>"At some point or another it's …

Astronomy

For The First Time, Physicists Have Slowed High-Speed Electrons Using a 'Sheet of Light'

Wah?<p>Electrons boosted to near light-speed velocities have been shaken to a virtual crawl after being made to collide with what one physicist …

Physics

The US believes Russia's Su-57 and PAK-DA stealth planes will be nuclear strike aircraft

The Trump administration believes Russia's Su-57 stealth fighter and Tupolev PAK-DA stealth bomber will be developmental nuclear strike aircrafts.<p>The administration listed the two aircrafts as developmental nuclear strike aircrafts in its Nuclear Posture Review, a 100-page report released last week …

Aerospace

F-117 Program Used These Futuristic Hand Scanners While Highly Classified In The '80s

America's first operational stealth aircraft program still has so many stories to tell, many of which are stranger than fiction.<p>Reader …

Stealth Aircraft

Falcon Heavy: Watch the Livestream of the SpaceX Rocket Launch Today

SpaceX’s big day is almost here. On Tuesday, the firm will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket — billed as the “world’s most powerful rocket” — for the …

Space Travel

Boeing's new hypersonic plane could circle the globe in 3 hours

Boeing has developed a hypersonic plane that is faster than a speeding bullet. So fast, in fact, that it could circle the globe in just three hours, …

Aerospace

New Data Shows TRAPPIST-1 Planets Are More Habitable Than We Ever Thought

There could be water! And air!<p>You've probably been on the edge of your seat wondering what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system has been up to. Now we …

Astronomy